First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  This is a book by one of my favourite authors, Paulette Mahurin:  The Seven Year Dress.  Here is the beginning of the Prologue:

Present Day

I was looking to rent a room.  She was looking for family.  I needed a place to live.  She needed to fill an empty void in her heart.  But it would take me few weeks to realize the role I was to play in her life.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  So, from the same book:

While I poured the tea, she looked at me with bloodshot eyes and said, “My Papa told me life is precious. I had to die many times to truly understand this.” p.12

Have you read this book?  What did you think?   If not, would you read it based on the beginning and the quote?  Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday post.

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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18 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

  1. Definitely an intriguing opener there – I’m in!


  2. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads says:

    That’s a very interesting teaser! I’ve never heard of The Seven Year Dress, but I’d definitely read more of it based on that teaser.
    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    Interesting teaser. My teaser this week is from Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. fuonlyknew says:

    Well, that’s some teaser! Not heard of this one before.

    My TT from Taking Out The Trailer Trash


  5. sjhigbee says:

    Wow! That’s one heck of a teaser! I hope you’re enjoying this one – I love the sound of that tease…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I am curious about each of these characters and their agendas…I am sure that finding out what they will do to achieve them will be an interesting journey. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “SWIMMING LESSONS”

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. You made my day. Thank you. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ljennison says:

    Have not read the book, but it does sound interesting. Hope you enjoy it. My Teaser


  10. I have not read the book


    • mysm2000 says:

      It’s quite different from your usual read. I don’t know if you’d like it. I’ll publish the full review on Thursday so you can decide then if you’d like it or not. It’s quite intense. Thanks for stopping by.


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